have the goal to make yourself redundant

Make yourself reduntant by empowering your team

I generally am for productive conflict situations. Interesting things come out of debates where people also put passion into what they are standing for.

What is also interesting is that by challenging the team in these debates you indirectly transfer part of your way of seeing the problem.

The more your team is exposed to this, the more familiar your colleagues are with how you approach the problem, what questions do you usually ask, what concerns do you usually have and so on.

In a way, the more you expose your thinking to your team, the more redundant you become.

Be the coach. Not a parent or a sergeant

Coach, Parent or Drill Sergeant?

As a product manager, you don’t have authority given. You earn it through actions and decisions and building relationships over time (among many other ways).

How you build those relationships is important long term, which is why i find this Picard tip useful.

You should be a coach, encouraging the team, working together with them to help in achieving their goals.

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